Community Services



The Ottawa Adventist Community Services Ministry aims to be a well-rounded ministry of compassion, which supports Personal Ministries by providing for the poor, needy and unfortunate of the community (both in-reach and outreach programs).

The ministry seeks to meet the needs of the community by providing programs and services that impact the church and the community, including: Touch-of-Love sack lunches, Community Guest Day, tutoring and mentoring programs, health screening education and assistance, inner city missions, and disaster response.


Touch of Love

Touch-of-Love is a ministry of love and compassion. Every two weeks, the ministry prepares sack lunches. These are put together by volunteers and delivered in the downtown area. Included in the sack lunches are two sandwiches, one banana, one drink and a dessert. Clothes are also distributed.



  • Every two weeks at 1 pm 


Downtown, Ottawa


Big Give

As part of the annual city-wide “Big Give” event, we provide free household giveaways (clothes, kid’s books, household items), free BBQ (hots dogs – Halal and non-halal, veggies burgers) free baked goods, free blood pressure checks, hand massages, haircuts for boys, face painting, live music with CHRI Radio.



  • Annually in June


Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School, 2860 Ahearn Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 6Z9


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry provides food to individuals in need  within the surrounding areas and Michele Heights. For help or to donate, call (613) 482-0908.





  • Open


2200 Benjamin Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 1P5



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